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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Avery warns that which of the following is imminent?
2. How long does Wili publicly state that the bobble around the tenement building will last?
3. What do Wili and Paul say they need to create larger bobbles?
4. Avery intends to use the bobbles in what new way?
5. When Paul and Wili return home to continue their work, they are aided by what group?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Wili manipulate Della and Mike while they are at the demonstration of the power generator?
2. How does Mike feel about losing Jeremy inside the bobble at the bioscience lab?
3. Why does Paul decide to embobble himself?
4. What fears do Mike and Allison express when the group returns to Paul's home?
5. How does Wili manipulate the Authority's communication system for the Tinker's advantage?
6. What is Renaissance?
7. How are Wili and the others able to approach closer to the enclave?
8. Why does Avery decide to enact Renaissance?
9. How and why do Mike and Wili demonstrate their new bobble generator?
10. How does Della and Mike's relationship change while they are at Kaladze's camp?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The final chapters of the book center around the final conflict between the Tinkers and the Authority. After Paul and the others are discovered, a large battle ensues, raging in the area around the Authority enclave for multiple days.
1) Briefly explain the events leading up to the final conflict between the Tinkers and the Authority and the reasons both sides have for engaging in the conflict.
2) Discuss the major advantages both sides bring to the battle, including factors such as intelligence, planning, numbers, and technology.
3) Describe the course of the battle, including its major events and resolution.
Essay Topic 2
Avery, the leader of the Authority in its base of power, the west coast of the United States, begins the novel as a suspicious but effective leader. As events progress, he slowly looses his grasp on sanity, and it becomes clear he has allowed his obsessions to get the better of him.
1) Discuss Avery as a character and a leader. What are his most important defining traits, what makes him an effective leader, and how did he come to a position of power within the Authority?
2) Describe the obsessions that plague Avery and how he struggles with them. Cite examples of Avery either overcoming or being defeated by these obsessions and describe how these events affect his psyche.
3) Explain Avery's final descent into madness, its causes, and its effects on the final conflict with the Tinkers.
Essay Topic 3
Jill is a computer program created by Paul for both practical and sentimental reasons. At the height of the final battle between the Tinkers and the Authority, she allows Wili to escape while sentencing herself to almost certain capture and destruction.
1) Discuss the reasons Paul had for creating Jill. Describe her sentimental importance to Paul, and the functional role she fulfills.
2) Explain some of the behaviors Jill exhibits which suggest she has become more than a simple program. Additionally, discuss the reactions other characters have to these behaviors.
3) After Jill sends Wili away to complete the embobbling program herself, the other characters discuss whether or not she was fully sentient and whether her actions constituted a sacrifice. Cite evidence from the book and speculate as to whether Jill was independently intelligent, whether she had real emotions, and whether her destruction constitutes a real sacrifice.
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